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Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boathouse History

 
 
Boathouse History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
1. Boathouse History Marker
Inscription. The City Pier was built in 1848, and the first boathouses were built during the 1850s. Simple wooden boathouses contained mostly small skiffs while larger ones housed sculling shells, sailing and steam yachts. By 1888, over eighty boathouses were along the pier and in the "stream" basin. In 1903, the pier was enlarged to accommodate train and trolley tracks to service the steamboats transporting farm produce and passengers along the lake. At that time the village built the finger piers to accommodate the boathouses, which were either moved across the ice or demolished and rebuilt in their present location. This was done in the winter of 1903-1904. Soon after, The Boathouse Owners' Association was formed to help protect and enforce the strict rules and regulations prohibiting people from living in the boathouses or using them as cottages. With their rustic nature, they are an attraction for artists, tourists and photographers and remain a unique and picturesque reminder of our heritage. In 1990, the City of Canandaigua added them to the Canandaigua Historic District to preserve their heritage.
 
Location. 42° 52.322′ N, 77° 16.384′ W. Marker is in Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is on City Pier 0.2 miles south of South Main Street. Click for map
Boathouse History Marker as seen facing East image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
2. Boathouse History Marker as seen facing East
. Marker is in this post office area: Canandaigua NY 14424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Squaw Island (a few steps from this marker); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Canandaigua (approx. one mile away); Historic Canandaigua Public Square (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Last General Council of the United States (approx. 1.2 miles away); 200 Years of Peace and Friendship (approx. 1.2 miles away); Granger Homestead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bee Sting Death (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canandaigua.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Boathouse History Marker as seen facing Werst image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
3. Boathouse History Marker as seen facing Werst
Boathouses and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
4. Boathouses and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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